The days of tax-free purchases from Amazon.com are coming to an end for Tennessee customers. WPLN Nashville Public Radio reports that the online retail giant will begin charging the Tennessee sales tax on Jan. 1, in keeping with a previous agreement with the state.
President Obama gave a speech on his economic plan from an Amazon.com warehouse in Tennessee yesterday. The location was deliberately selected to highlight "an example of a company that is spurring job growth and keeping our country competitive," according to a White House spokesperson, and coincides with Amazon's announcement Monday that the company will be creating 5,000 full-time new jobs at distribution centers nationwide. Amazon says it's creating jobs that offer competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package, company stock awards, tuition reimbursement and bonuses — in other words, really good jobs.
A federal judge in Nashville, Tenn. said Wednesday that Wal-Mart Stores’ female employees in Tennessee and four other southern states cannot pursue sex-discrimination claims against the retailer through a class-action lawsuit. The class action is being denied because it was filed too late.
Retailer Saks Incorporated is set to celebrate the opening of its new distribution and fulfillment facility in LaVergne, Tenn., this month. The distribution center occupies approximately 564,000 square feet of space in LaVergne, which is in Rutherford...